I started a thread previously on the XS Power/SSAC FMIC, but since then I have received the kit (in only 3 days!) and took some big shots. Those interested and critics of this kit alike, can now get more of an understanding that this kit is a super freakin' st(d)eal for $295 shipped.
First off, packing was top-notch. Plenty of peanuts plus the core and other stuff were individually boxed. Piping was bubble wrapped also. The core (excluding endtanks) measures 25-1/2"x9-1/2"x3-1/2" exactly. XS Power is NOT sprayed on there All pieces are near TOP QUALITY IMO. Welds are smoothed down on the insides of pipes that have them and all the welds themselves are beautiful. Mandrel bends are great. Coolant reservoir is simple and well crafted. Silicone connectors are 3 or 4 ply. Mine came with the correct reducer elbow. SS Polish is above average to about great. i used mothers alum/mag polish on all pieces before taking these pics (def. reccomended as it gets rid of some left over discoloration from welding etc.). So far the only thing I don't like is the one pipe that is actually 2 pipes welded together. However, the weld on that pipe is nice.
The kit is missing a 90 degree hose piece and BOV adapter plate as well as a 2.75-2.5" reducer for throttle body. I have ordered these items relatively cheap. So figure in all the kit will cost about $350.
I will start installing the kit this weekend and post plenty of pics and explanation along the way...